Monthly Archives: May 2012

Each Christian is a Missionary

*The Alberta-British Columbia District of Lutheran Church — Canada is meeting in convention in Edmonton, Alberta. The following report of the Department of Outreach was included in the Convention workbook and describes what the Spirit of God has been doing … Continue reading

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Every Christian Congregation is a Great Mission House!

*The Alberta-British Columbia District of Lutheran Church — Canada is meeting in convention in Edmonton, Alberta beginning Friday.  The following report of the Department of Outreach was included in the Convention workbook and describes what the Spirit of God has … Continue reading

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A Theological Conference on Apologetics: A New DVD Resource

Are you looking for a resource that will help you speak of your Christian faith to those who are skeptical of Christianity?  If so, you will want to get a copy of Apologetics.  Apologetics is a DVD produced by Tobias … Continue reading

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We’ve Taught People to be Afraid of Dying – Jeff Vanderstelt

“Everything that we’ve done in our churches has affirmed that they shouldn’t die, that they should avoid discomfort, that they should stay away from anything thing that is too risky… The very reason many people are not stepping out in … Continue reading

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Believer’s Homes: A Missional Outpost and Worship Centre

Initially, Jewish Christians worshipped in homes, in the temple, and synagogue (Acts 2:46-47; 3:1; 5:12, 21).  As the Holy Spirit added converts to the household of God it became increasingly difficult for all the believers in the city to meet … Continue reading

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Risen Today — Aaron Shust

He is risen! Alleluia!

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Grade F … Wrong Assignment!

At Exponential 2012, Wayne Cordeiro, pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship (Honolulu) and author of eleven books, including Doing Church as a Team and Dream Releasers, discussed how many congregations are focused on the wrong assignment.  Wayne used the analogy … Continue reading

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Lutheran Hour Speaker to Lead MISSION U Webinar this Saturday, May 12th

On Saturday, May 12th, Reverend Gregory Seltz, the Speaker of the Lutheran Hour, will lead a MISSION U webinar on crossing cultural boundaries to share the Gospel. Join Rev. Seltz as he shares the “how to’s” of witnessing across the … Continue reading

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Steve Addison: Movements that Change the World

From the Verge Network: “Jesus founded a missionary movement that now spans the globe,” says Steve Addison. “His followers are called to continue his mission in the power of the Holy Spirit. A movement is a group of people pursuing … Continue reading

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The Social Structure of the Early Christian House Church

According to the traditional view, the Christian Church was primarily made up of the poor and oppressed class, although by A.D. 230 many congregations counted among their members, civil servants and courtiers (Krautheimer 1965, 2-3). Celsus, a pagan and opponent … Continue reading

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